Purple sweet potatoes make for a dramatic presentation, but regular orange varieties also work well.

Adam Hickman
Also appeared in: Health, October, 2019

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Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Place sweet potatoes on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until tender, about 40 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Add onion and turmeric; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add stock and quinoa; let come to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until quinoa is tender and liquid is almost absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in kale, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt; cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until kale is wilted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Cut a lengthwise slit about 1 1/2 inches deep into each potato. Push in potato ends to slightly open, and gently fluff flesh using a fork. Sprinkle potatoes evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spoon about 1/2 cup quinoa mixture into each potato; dollop evenly with yogurt, and sprinkle with pomegranate arils. Drizzle evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons oil.

Nutrition Facts

440 calories; fat 13g; cholesterol 9mg; fiber 10g; protein 12g; carbohydrates 71g; sugars 14g; sodium 668mg; iron 3mg; calcium 191mg.